Harworth Church of England Academy

Harworth Church of England Academy

Celebrating Physical Education in our School

Physical Education - What our children are learning

What we do to keep active:

  • Walking
  • Riding bikes or scooters
  • Playing football
  • Playing tig
  • 5 minutes of fun (A song for each class to move around to)
  • Running
  • Swimming 
  • Gymnastics
  • And lots more!

P.E. Policy

Making P.E. even better...

We are continuing to use and develop our REAL P.E scheme and are very proud to be working towards REAL Legacy which is a two year programme that will help us to improve our P.E. delivery and give our children the most fantastic learning experiences.

We are beginning plans to improve the quality of our outdoor play equipment and plan to have an all weather pitch. 


Extended our experiences

This year each class will have a sports person of the half term which is directly linked to their learning from REAL P.E. or the topic which they are learning about.

Each sports person has quote that is linked to our overarching topic and will be studied in class to learn more about them and their sporting and wider achievements. To find out more about each sports person check out your child's class page or the autumn term plan at the bottom of the page.

Autumn Term 1 - Courage

Autumn Term 2 - Peace

Spring Term 1 - Wisdom

Spring Term 2 - Faithfulness

Summer Term 1-  Kindness

Summer Term 2 - Hope

National Curriculum Requirements

Key Stage 1

Children are taught the fundamental movement skills through the guidelines of the National Curriculum which states children must be taught:

  • master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
  • participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
  • perform dances using simple movement patterns.

Key Stage 2

 Children are taught the fundamental movement skills with more breadth and depth through the guidelines of the National Curriculum which states children must be taught:

  • use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending  develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]
  • perform dances using a range of movement patterns
  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
  • compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best 


At our school swimming lessons are delivered to all pupils in year 5. This is for 18 weeks during the Autumn and Spring Terms. By the end of the lessons all pupils should be able to demonstrate:

  • A range of strokes effectively 
  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations
  • Swim competently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m

Year 6 pupils 2019 - 2020 - No results due to National Lockdown.

Year 6 pupils 2020 - 2021 -  25 pupils completed this successfully.

Year 6 pupils 2021 - 2022 - Results pending

School Long Term Plan for Autumn Term


Sports Premium Funding

What is the Sports Premium funding?

The sports premium funding is a grant from the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. The funding was introduced to continue the Olympic legacy and encourage the next generation to live a more active and healthy lifestyle.

Does PE matter in school?

Yes, new research finds that half of all seven year olds do not get enough exercise, 38% of girls at that age take part in the recommended hour of moderate or vigorous exercise a day and one in three young people leave primary school overweight.

The wider benefit

It’s not just about health and fitness, developing high quality PE and sporting opportunities for young people can have an impact across a range of other areas including: their sense of well-being, self-esteem, confidence, discipline and resilience. It is also well evidenced that a positive relationship exists between physical activity and memory, attention and concentration.

Primary aged children participating in as little as 10 minutes of additional organised physical activity a day gain huge benefits in terms of enhanced cognitive function, improved classroom behaviour and consequently enhanced academic performance.

How is the Sports Premium Funding sustainable?

Please click on the link to find out more about this question.

Sustainability report

How are we spending this money for the academic year 2021/2022?

This academic year sees us receiving up to £18,000 from the Government. The funding has been doubled as more money is being invested in school sports and active lifestyles. This is to help us sustain the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic Games. 

We have invested in a two year programme that will help us to make huge improvements in our delivery of P.E, upskill our teachers and give our pupils even more opportunities to improve their own skills.

Other funding this academic year will help towards:

 - Transport costs when we attend events.

 - Updating equipment

 - CPD courses

 - Membership to other P.E. associations

 - Development of outdoor facilities

- Online P.E. resources for the delivery of skills

How have we spent the funding so far?

Please click on the links below to see what we have been doing in the previous academic years.

Academic year 2013/2014

Academic year 2014/2015

Academic year 2015/2016

Academic year 2016/2017

Academic year 2017/2018

Academic year 2018/2019

Academic year 2019/2020

Academic year 2020/2021

Academic year 2021/2022